Wine Enthusiast 95 points - No shrinking violet, this copper penny-hued Scotch hits the nose and palate with a robust but harmonious mix of toffee and peat smoke, in equal measures, finishing dry and spicy. Darkest is an apt description for a whiskey partly matured in former oloroso Sherry casks, which adds deep, raisiny tones..Kara Newman, December/2015
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 91 points - A deep amber color in the glass, it shows strong aromas of cherry wood smoke overlaying dried fruits and roasted nuts. It begins dry in the mouth with a burst of savory honey before turning back to bright wood smoke, dried cherry, and nutmeg. - 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.April/2018
Matured in an inspired combination of both bourbon and sherry casks, it’s the final three years spent in Oloroso sherry casks that gives Bowmore 15 Years Old ’Darkest’, one of the most beautifully balanced Bowmores, the rich, deep colour reflected in its name, and its warming finish.